Pop-up vaccine site meant for Immokalee residents gets flooded with outsiders

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Half of Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 May 26, 2021 Fauci says COVID-19 booster shot likely needed ‘within a year or so” May 21, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: CoronavirusVaccine COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – The Department of Health in Collier County designed a walk-up vaccination site in Immokalee to vaccinate the community, however, the appointments booked were not natives.Hundreds of people drove from across Collier County to Immokalee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the Winn Dixie parking lot on Lake Trafford Road.“I live in Marco Island and we could get anything closer. So this was it,” said Nancy Fine. Immokalee resident Maria Espinosa is 67 years old and frustrated she was not able to get the vaccine. She explained she is diabetic and eager to get the vaccine but she wasn’t able to get it because she didn’t have an appointment or know where to go to make one. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Charlotte County public school vaccine event on Saturday May 24, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement“People come from other places and we are here and there are not enough vaccines for us,” Espinosa said. “I don’t feel real good about that. We here in Immokalee are people of low income.”Department of Health spokesperson Kristine Hollingsworth is asking for patience during this time.“As we continue to receive more vaccines we will be able to offer more vaccines to the community that need it,” Hollingsworth explained. Moderna trial showing promise for expanding age requirement next month May 26, 2021 The walk-up vaccine site ran smoothly. To avoid waiting in the hot sun people were asked to wait in their cars until their appointment time. 500 people were vaccinated in Collier County at the Immokalee vaccination walk-up site.last_img

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